Conference organizer Kirk Laughlin, who is also founder and editorial director of the online blog, Nearshore Americas, says the tremendous sponsorship response is not surprising given how many U.S. businesses are reconsidering their investments in offshore destinations, like India and the Philippines. These executives are increasingly viewing Latin America as a viable alternative or complement to their existing outsourcing activities. “We hear it all the time – US businesses want outsourcing partners who have both a cultural savviness and a capacity to recommend creative solutions to some of their most vexing business-process challenges. Latin America is on the radar because of the value the region has to offer.”
Key conference highlights include:
• The Future of Enterprise Software: One of the brightest futurists on SaaS and Cloud services – Ray Wang, CEO of Constellation Research, forecasts how IT operations can seize new advantages in software development
• IT Offshoring and Cloud Services: Dr. Jerry Luftman, Distinguished Professor at Stevens Institute of Technology and a Nationally Respected Authority on IT human capital, presents a “State of IT Offshoring Report” and moderates a panel on cloud’s influence on sourcing and services.
• What Really Matters for Buyers of Offshore/Nearshore Services: John Parkinson, Global Sourcing Chief at Axis Capital, provides a firsthand account of IT offshoring and the influence cultural familiarity has on outsourcing relationships.
The full-day conference will provide also deliver a comprehensive analysis of such issues as agile software development trends, the influence of Brazil on the global IT services ecosystem and a CIO-driven examination of how to build successful outsourced services partnerships.
Other featured expert speakers include:
• Jamie McClellan, CIO, J. Walter Thompson
• Enzo Micali, CIO, Harris Interactive
• Nicole Brouillard, SVP, CIO Chubb Personal Insurance
• Robbie Brillhart, Vice President, BPO, Capgemini
• CPM Braxis Vice Chairman David Shpilberg
• Ankur Prakash, Country Manager, TCS Mexico
• Dawn Evans, CEO of Sourcing Interests Group
• Jane Siegel, PH.D, Senior Scientist, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley and Director, ITSqc
Nearshore Nexus is an invitation only event. Qualified, buy-side technology, finance, business-process executives are invited to attend the conference at no charge by registering here. Consultants, advisors and country-promotion officials are invited to attend at a cost of $295.
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Nearshore Americas is among the world’s most popular media websites covering the offshore services industry, based on web traffic. The brand investigates key trends driving the emergence of Americas-based investment and outsourcing, providing exclusive interviews and case studies, video reports and other features. The site is dedicated to providing high quality analysis about developing successful partnerships in the region. The primary audience for Nearshore Americas includes C-level executives, investors and sourcing decision-makers.